As expected, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" dominated the movie category of the People's Choice Awards taking home four trophies including favorite overall movie, favorite drama, favorite onscreen team of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner with Stewart winning favorite movie actress. Pattinson failed to win the favorite movie actor award. That honor went to Johnny Depp.
"Grown Ups" won favorite comedy movie and its star, Adam Sandler, took home the favorite comedic star award. Jackie Chan won favorite action star. "Iron Man 2" grabbed the favorite action movie award, "Toy Story 3" played with favorite family movie, and "A Nightmare on Elm Street" received the favorite horror movie trophy.
Here's the complete list of winners:
Winners — televised
Favorite Movie: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Favorite Drama Movie: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Favorite On Screen Team: Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse)
Favorite Comedy Movie: Grown Ups
Favorite Comedic Star: Adam Sandler
Favorite Movie Actor: Johnny Depp
Favorite Movie Actress: Kristen Stewart
Favorite Movie Star Under 25: Zac Efron
Favorite TV Drama: House
Favorite TV Comedy: Glee
Favorite TV Comedy Actor: Neil Patrick Harris
Favorite TV Comedy Actress: Jane Lynch
Favorite TV Drama Actress: Lisa Edelstein
Favorite Talk Show Host: Conan O’Brien
Favorite TV Guilty Pleasure: Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Favorite New TV Drama: Hawaii Five-0
Favorite New TV Comedy: $#*! My Dad Says
Favorite Female Artist: Katy Perry
Favorite Online Sensation: Katy Perry
Favorite Breakout Artist: Selena Gomez & the Scene
Favorite Country Artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite Viral Video Star Winner: “Single Ladies” Devastation, The Whittaker Family
Winners — untelevised
Favorite Action Movie: Iron Man 2
Favorite Family Movie: Toy Story 3
Favorite Horror Movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street
Favorite Action Star: Jackie Chan
Favorite Competition Show: American Idol
Favorite TV Crime Drama: Lie to Me
Favorite TV Crime Fighter: Tim Roth, Lie to Me
Favorite TV Drama Actor: Hugh Laurie, House
Favorite TV Doctor: Gregory House, Hugh Laurie
Favorite TV Family: The Simpsons, The Simpsons
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show: Fringe
Favorite TV Obsession: Dexter
Favorite TV Guest Star: Demi Lovato, Grey’s Anatomy
Favorite Family TV Movie: Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
Favorite TV Chef: Rachael Ray
Favorite Male Artist: Eminem
Favorite Song: “Love the Way You Lie” Eminem featuring Rihanna
Favorite Rock Band: Paramore
Favorite Pop Artist: Rihanna
Favorite R&B Artist: Usher
Favorite Hip-Hop Artist: Eminem
Favorite Music Video: “Love the Way You Lie” Eminem featuring Rihanna
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Christopher Nolan's "Inception" is among the seven films being considered for a visual effects Oscar nomination. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced the shortlist which was originally overcrowded with 15 possible candidates.
Now we have seven films, and they are:
“Alice in Wonderland”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1”
“Iron Man 2”
“Scott Pilgrim vs the World”
We'll find out on Tuesday, January 25 which five films will make it to the final Oscar round. And then, we'll watch the winner get the trophy during the 83rd Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 27.
To see the original 15 candidates, click here.
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Best Adapted Screenplays According to USC Libraries Scripter Award! Check Out Full List of Nominees!
"True Grit" is one of the nominees of the 23rd Annual USC Libraries Scripter Award. Founded by the Friends of the USC Libraries, the award honors the author(s) and screenwriter(s) of the year's best motion picture adapted from a printed work. So Oscar fans take note, this is a great predictor of the Best Adapted Screenplay category.
According to the USC Award guidelines, "the Scripter Award selection committee is comprised of Writers Guild of America members, Academy Award-winning and -nominated screenwriters, authors, film industry executives, faculty, and selected members of the board of the Friends of the USC Libraries."
The winners will be announced Feb. 4.
Here's the complete list of nominees (Check our Awards Avenue for complete winners/nominees for all award-giving bodies):
*** "127 Hours" written by Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy, based on Aron Ralston's autobiography Between a Rock and a Hard Place
*** "The Ghost Writer" written by Roman Polanski, based on the novel by Robert Harris called The Ghost
*** "The Social Network" written by Aaron Sorkin, based on Ben Mezrich's The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal
*** "True Grit" written by Joel and Ethan Coen, based upon Charles Portis' classic Western novel
*** "Winter's Bone" written by Debrra Granik and Anne Rosellini, based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell
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Goodbye Colin Farrell, hello Robert Pattinson!
The "Twilight" actor stepped into the role that once belonged to Farrell. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pattinson has signed to star in "Cosmopolis" from director David Cronenberg based on the novel by Don DeLillo.
A Wikipedia entry reveals the plot as:
Cosmopolis is the story of Eric Packer, a 28 year old multi-billionaire asset manager who makes an odyssey across midtown Manhattan in order to get a haircut. The stretch limo which adorns the cover of the book is richly described as highly technical and very luxurious, filled with television screens and computer monitors, bulletproofed and floored with Carrara marble. It is also cork lined to eliminate (though unsuccessfully, Packer notes) the intrusion of street noise.
Like James Joyce's Ulysses, Cosmopolis covers roughly one day of time and includes highly sexed women and the theme of father-son separation. Packer's voyage is obstructed by various traffic jams caused by a presidential visit to the city, a funeral procession for a Sufi rap star and a full-fledged riot. Along the way, the hero has several chance meetings with his wife, seeing her in a taxi, a bookstore, and lying naked in the street, taking part in a movie as an extra. Meanwhile, Packer is stalked by two men, a comical "pastry assassin" and an unstable "credible threat". Through the course of the day, the protagonist loses incredible amounts of money for his clients by betting against the rise of the yen, a loss that parallels his own fall. Packer seems to relish being unburdened by the loss of so much money, even stopping to make sure he loses his wife's fortune as well, to ensure his ruin is inevitable.
This is an interesting project for Cronenberg, known as the King of Venereal Horror or the Baron of Blood, since "Cosmopolis" is more of a character study rather than an out-and-out bloody tale. But I am looking forward to seeing the director's vision.
It's also interesting to note that Pattinson will be back to explore the father-son theme that was heavily pronounced in his last dramatic vehicle, "Remember Me," with Pierce Brosnan playing his distant dad. (Check out my interview with Pattinson for "Remember Me" by clicking here)
Cronenberg is planning to shoot "Cosmopolis" in Toronto in mid-May. Pattinson will be joining Paul Giamatti and Marion Cotillard who are both already on board.
As for Farrell? Well, the "Ondine" actor chose to do Columbia's remake of "Total Recall" instead. Really Colin? (Watch my interview with Farrell for "Ondine" right here)
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Everything may be coming up roses for Barbra Streisand fans and "Gypsy" lovers. The icon is in talks to star in "Gypsy," a new film adaptation of the 1959 Broadway musical according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Warner Bros., which created the 1962 adaptation starring Rosalind Russell and Natalie Wood, is making the new incarnation.
There's no writer or director attached to the project yet, but Joel Silver is producing. So far, Streisand has met with the play's lyrics writer, Stephen Sondheim, and book writer, Arthur Laurents, but THR is reporting that the deal is far from done.
What are you looking for Miss Babs?
Based on the memoir by Gypsy Rose Lee, the musical and the original film explored the relationship between Gypsy Rose (Wood), a burlesque dancer, and her mom, Rose Hovick, a quintessential stage mother played to the hilt by Russell in the movie version, and Ethel Merman on Broadway.
Streisand would be playing the stage momma! You'll be swell, you'll be great Babs!
While we're waiting for her decision, let's relive the original film by watching the trailer below:
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